Purpose of Role
Set up and monitor processes for procurement of raw materials, with an emphasis on creating value through smart procurement and vendor relationship management. Planning of production & material requirements at various contract manufacturing sites in UAE, Egypt & Pakistan.
Identify new / alternate vendors for materials, benchmark & negotiate costs. Increase the current vendor base both horizontally and vertically to get the best costs & quality.
Track global / local commodity price / currency fluctuations and drive decision making for procurement
Vendor Management & relationship building
Schedule production in conjunction with contract manufacturing sites to meet demand
Manage and maintain optimum inventory levels of FG & RM by bringing efficiencies in production scheduling & material procurement (batch size, MOQs, lead time)
Lead the NPD planning process (from TTD to commercialization)